Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
I welcome the book as a good starting point in a very good starting point in a very important discussion of music and ASC that needs to be unfolded from both a clinical and a research perspective.
The Christian Parapsychologist
For the specialist in music or music therapy or altered states of consciousness, this book is must reading.
Aldridge and Fachner (both qualitative research in medicine, U of Witten-Herdecke) bring together 13 chapters discussing how music is used to create altered consciousness in different cultures. Contributors from around the world in medicine, music therapy, psychology, and music fields examine music used for states of trance, medicine in the Adygh culture of North Caucasus, drug-induced states, healing with hallucinogens, in the treatment of substance abusers, with spirituality and suffering, and therapy for end-stage illnesses. Types of music studied include monotonous drumming and Western and Arab music. The book is intended for music therapists, musicologists, ethnomusicologists and students.